Advising for Pre-Education Students

Welcome, welcome! We’re truly pleased to meet you. Allow us to introduce ourselves and our programs. Please view the PowerPoint presentation to learn more about our offerings.

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We’ve provided several resources to help you along this journey from a pre-Education student to an admitted student in one of our four Education programs.

Curriculum and Learning FAQs

Many of you have shared insightful questions. In response, we have prepared some answers to the most frequently asked questions by pre-Education students.

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Pre-advising Tool

To help plan your courses for next semester and beyond, we invite you to use these four steps to select your course rosters. Follow this sequence when completing your planned program. We will collectively use this tool in group advising sessions.

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Application Checklist

If you have use the pre-advising tool, a sequence of four steps, and discovered you HAVE completed the four prerequisite courses, then it is time you apply to your Education Program of choice.  We accept applications twice annually: October 1 (fall semester) and January 31 (spring semester) for admission the following semester.
To help conceptualize your academic trajectory within our Education Program, please view the academic map for your Program.  Created by the Registrar, academic maps are intended to guide you by suggesting courses in sequence on a semester-by-semester basis.
Once admitted into your Program, you will follow a specific course sequence of Education and LBS courses (years 3 and 4).  The Department of Curriculum and Learning has created gate maps for each of our program to guide you through a sequence of courses, each building your funds of knowledge of pedagogy, praxis and application (fieldwork and student teaching)

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Early Childhood Education, BS

Academic Map
Gate Map

Elementary Education, BS

Academic Map
Gate Map

Elementary Education/ Bilingual, BS

Academic Map
Gate Map

Special Education/ Elementary Education, BS

Academic Map
Gate Map


Marisa Ferraro, EdS., PhD
Assistant Professor, Languages & Literacies
College of Education, DA 209F
Southern Connecticut State University
(203) 392-5162